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Aug 17, 2017 10:37 |  #61

Well shoot. I'm out on a week-long road trip to try to see and capture the eclipse, all places booked. Weather reports for four days from now look like near 100% cloud cover and T-storms for Sunday and Monday. And I'm camping (because - no hotels). This looks fun. Nothing to do now but to pray to the Sky Gods.


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Aug 17, 2017 21:03 |  #62

Here is my test shot from today.


Is this what it's supposed to look like?

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Aug 17, 2017 21:16 |  #63

^ Yes. Make sure to bracket a number of shots too. Manually focus in on the edge and lock it in.


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Aug 18, 2017 06:30 |  #64

Is there ANYONE in the NW Indiana area that can sell me a 4"x4" sheet of solar film? The film I received in the mail yesterday is bad. :oops:


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Aug 18, 2017 07:50 |  #65

RKSphoto,

That image looks a little out of focus. You should be able to see the sun spots a little better. Yesterday had a string of them. https://sohowww.nascom​.nasa.gov/data/realtim​e/hmi_igr/512/ (external link)

The orientation of the sun spots your pic will be different because NASA rotates the image to the sin's polar north. You should be able to resolve what NASA has in its image.

What lens are you using?


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Aug 18, 2017 12:40 |  #66

This is likely a dumb question, but can I safely use my extra pair of eclipse glasses as my lens filter? (I will make sure that the lens is fully covered except for the area where the film from the lens will be)


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Aug 18, 2017 13:35 |  #67

I did a second practice run today at the time of day that maximum eclipse will be at. I need to take the gimbal head off of my heavy tripod and use the ball head from the smaller tripod. I could not point up enough to get the sun with the gimbal. Bummer because the gimbal is a lot easier to use with the big lens.

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Aug 18, 2017 15:38 |  #68

K Soze wrote in post #18431033 (external link)
I did a second practice run today at the time of day that maximum eclipse will be at. I need to take the gimbal head off of my heavy tripod and use the ball head from the smaller tripod. I could not point up enough to get the sun with the gimbal. Bummer because the gimbal is a lot easier to use with the big lens.
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Need to clean your sensor ;-)a


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Aug 18, 2017 16:22 |  #69

K Soze, it looks like you're ready. Those are excellent shots. What filter are you using? It looks like you are getting around 5 stops more light than my Thousand Oaks Solar Film.

(And yes, I know... Focus issues)

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Aug 18, 2017 16:50 |  #70

Please tell me if this is safe or not...shot this in live view and with tape on the view finder. I only viewed this via the camera touch screen to establish composition and focus.

These are legit ISO certified glasses for this 2017 eclipse. These came from the NASA booth at Oskosh airshow:

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Aug 18, 2017 20:23 as a reply to kezug's post |  #71

I was going to answer your previous question but you have already come up with a solution. The set up seems safe. But what do I know?


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Aug 18, 2017 20:30 |  #72

CatchingUp wrote in post #18431154 (external link)
Need to clean your sensor ;-)a

I don't think so. These are some regular dark spots probably magnetic fields but I might be wrong :)
Check this https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Sunspot (external link)


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Aug 19, 2017 05:02 as a reply to sandwedge's post |  #73

Baader safety film


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Aug 19, 2017 07:17 as a reply to K Soze's post |  #74

So glasses are sold out everywhere as well as filters & sheets. What kind of result could I expect if I use an Infrared converted camera. not just directly at the sun, but a landscape shot with my back to the sun as well???

My camera has the strongest conversion, B&W only.




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Aug 19, 2017 08:16 |  #75

Pigpen101 wrote in post #18431633 (external link)
So glasses are sold out everywhere as well as filters & sheets. What kind of result could I expect if I use an Infrared converted camera. not just directly at the sun, but a landscape shot with my back to the sun as well???

My camera has the strongest conversion, B&W only.

Unfiltered wide angle is fine for the camera.


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